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Seven Bridges Preserve

Kalkaska County

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Protected & Managed by The Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy, owned by The State of Michigan.

Once slated for subdivision, this amazing place is now a jewel for all to enjoy. Known for its beautiful rustic bridges with over a mile of frontage on the Rapid River this property is truly enchanting. A trail and boardwalk wander through cedar trees to the bridges spanning the Rapid River and many the tributaries that braid together here. The remains of a sawmill built in 1882 can still be seen when crossing the first three bridges. Despite its name, only four bridges exist today.

Directions to Trailhead: -Follow M-72 west from its intersection with US-131 in Kalkaska for 1.7 miles to Valley Road on the right. -Follow Valley Road for about 6 miles to the preserve parking area and trailhead on the right.